Coldplay played the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, last night in support of the latest album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends. There were no surprises in the setlist.
Life In Technicolor
In My Place
Speed Of Sound
Cemeteries Of London
Chinese Sleep Chant
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
The Hardest Part (piano - Chris)
Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)
Viva La Vida
The Scientist (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic - Will singing)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
The Escapist (outro)
Highlights were the confetti in LOVERS IN JAPAN and Politik was by far one of the best songs they played! The stobes were amazing at the Q, the lighting effects, everything was perfect. Chris made a hilarious comment about how the band members were getting old, they needed to start investing in wigs like Cher (he said this with a towel on his head). He said he was just going to try it out for a bit. I wanted something new to be played! Chris made a comment that he was going to play a rare B-side that noone would ever have heard before, but then he broke out into an encore of Yellow! The crowd didn't seem too energetic, I mean everyone was satisfied, but not everyone was ecstatic like me and my girlfiend were.... [thanks Corey07]
Coldplay was nothing short of wonderful. All the lights, lasers, moving lights, light & video projection balls, and confetti. The band all moved to the edge of the stage for technol remix renditions of God Put A Smile On Your Face into Talk, and while it was completely different than the original versions it sounded quite neat.
Chris Martin stayed out on the side, edge of the stage and did The Hardest Part on the piano solo with the drummer. After Lost! the band went off stage, reappeared in the back of the crowd and played The Scientist acoustic, which was wonderful and Death Will Conquer with Will on vocals. After a remix of Viva La Vida played over the speakers and the band opened the encore in the pure dark with Politik, which was the highlight of the show for me. The driving piano and song is just amazing live and the red lights were perfect for it. They closed with Yellow, which was perfect for the crowd but not me. The Escapist played over the overhead in the dark, the set was over at 10:17 PM after almost an hour and forty minutes. Through out the set the backdrop banner changed three or four times, the little light balls constantly changed colors and designs, and the video footage on the screens and in the little balls were great and makes me hope for a DVD of this tour.
The crowd was great through the whole show, Chris talked the crowd quite a bit, and the band sounded good. I would have liked more songs from the first two albums because those are easily my favorites but I can't complain because the show was so good overall. We had pretty good seats off to the right of the stage, in the middle club level. [thanks TMS2787]
More on this concert inlcuding reviews and pictures here onwards [thanks Merwithani, Arazmire & Corey07]